The cost of calling a phone number depends on the digits it starts with, your phone provider and whether you use a landline or mobile.
The costs below are approximate - check with your phone provider to find out the actual cost. Calls from payphones can cost more.
|Number starts with||Description||Cost from landlines per minute (approximate)||Cost from mobiles per minute (approximate)|
|Geographic numbers for specific parts of the UK||2p to 10p||10p to 40p|
|03||UK-wide numbers||2p to 10p||10p to 40p|
|0500||Free service||Free||Up to 31p|
|07||Mobile numbers||5p to 12p||8p to 40p|
|Freephone service||Free||Up to 31p|
|Business rate numbers||1p to 13p||15p to 41p|
|0845||Business rate numbers||1p to 10.5p||12p to 41p|
|0870||Business rate numbers||2p to 10p||12p to 41p|
|Business rate numbers regulated by PhonepayPlus||5p to 12.5p||25p to 41p|
|09||Premium rate numbers regulated by PhonepayPlus||10p to £1.53||50p to £2.55|
|101||Police non-emergency number||15p (total cost per call)||15p (total cost per call)|
|111||Non-emergency medical advice||Free||Free|
You may get free calls to some numbers as part of your call package - check with your phone provider.
Get advice from Ofcom if you have problems with call charges or phone bills.